Compleatly Beatles

Real Love

by David Dedrick on July 9, 2014


Well, Beatles fans, this is it: the final episode of Compleatly Beatles. We have to say we’re a little bit sad, but also pretty proud of this series. We know some of you wanted us to keep the show going into the solo albums, but we felt like that was not the core mission of the show – which was to look at and discuss every Beatles album from Please Please Me to Abbey Road and that’s exactly what we did.

You’ll be glad to know that we answered some of your questions – hopefully all of them, but if we left someone out, we blame Dave. Speaking of Dave, he got to nerd out on some deep context, and he and Ian had some fun answering  questions like favourite Beatle books, ranking the albums and making their personal Beatle playlists.

A big thank you to all our listeners and a big thank you to those of you who have written into the show over the last few months with your comments, questions, trivia, corrections, interesting links, stories, etc. We’ve loved hearing from all of you. And a big thanks to Wayne Henderson of for sending us some recorded feedback. It was a real pleasure to receive something extra we could use on the show (and boost our egos!). Wayne hosts five different podcasts (!) – and Ian and Dave complain about doing two – including The Packers Fan Podcast and an Under the Dome podcast. You can see his other podcasts at his website. He’s a busy guy!

Goodbye, everyone! Thank you for listening.


The Beatles Movies

June 25, 2014
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Hello, Beatle fans. On this episode of Compeatly Beatles, Ian and Dave take a look at all the Beatles films: A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine and Let It Be. As usual, there is lots of background and history, but there is lots of discussion about the films. Which is their […]

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Abbey Road

June 11, 2014
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It’s the end of the road (see what I did there?) for Compleatly Beatles‘ look at all the Beatles’ albums – song by song, album by album. We did it! We hope you enjoyed this journey from Please Please Me – an album recorded in one day – to Abbey Road – an album with one […]

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Let It Be

May 28, 2014
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On this episode of Compleatly Beatles, Ian and Dave take a look at Get Back/Let It Be, the Beatles most turbulent album, recorded at a particularly unhappy time for the band – George Harrison himself called the recording sessions “hell”. There is so much history and drama to this album that the historical context almost […]

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Yellow Submarine

May 14, 2014
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Well, everyone, it seems like it’s time to take a look at the red-headed stepchild of the Beatles’ catalogue and give a quick once over before we move on to more important albums, but Dave says not so fast. He thinks it’s time we re-evaluated this much-maligned record and remove what he calls “The Curse of […]

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The Beatles (Part 2)

April 30, 2014
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Welcome to the second half  of our coverage of The Beatles (also known as The White Album). Any of you listeners out there who asked for even longer shows, this one is for YOU! For anyone who didn’t want the show to get any more bloated than it is, WE’RE SORRY! But there is just SO […]

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The Beatles (Part 1)

April 16, 2014
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On this episode of Compleatly Beatles, Ian and Dave discuss the first two sides of the Beatles only double album, The Beatles (aka The White Album. They also discuss the first of two singles released before The Beatles, “Lady Madonna” and its b-side “The Inner Light”. We’ll hear about The Beatles trip to Rishikesh; we’ll […]

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Magical Mystery Tour

April 2, 2014
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This week on Compleatly Beatles, Sneaky Dragon’s Ian Boothby and David Dedrick join The Beatles at the height of their psychedelia and go on a Magical Mystery Tour. Join them as they discuss the songs, the stories behind the songs and a little bit of the history of the Magical Mystery Tour project. They also […]

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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

March 19, 2014
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This is it! The jewel in the Beatles crown; the ne plus ultra of pop music. There will never be another quite album like Sgt. Pepper’s and Ian and Dave are all over it. Songs are discussed; production is explained; and trivia is thrown around like so much confetti. Join Sneaky Dragon’s Ian Boothby and […]

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March 5, 2014
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Here is the episode Dave was waiting for: Revolver – his favourite album by The Beatles! The Beatles take a giant step into the musical pantheon with one of the most imaginative, innovative and important albums ever made – not to mention one of the all-time greatest singles in Paperback Writer with Rain – arguably […]

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